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Data Repository List From Open Access Directory This list is part of the Open Access Directory. This is a list of repositories and databases for open data. Academic Research: 25 Tools and Resources to Help You Write a Good Paper Bakers make bread. Fiction writers create characters. Bloggers generate content. And students… Students do science. They use writing as a key language skill in college: they write academic papers of all types, developing literacy, critical and analytical thinking, understanding of different subject areas, and getting ready to become a significant part of modern society where writing is called “a threshold skill” for hiring and promoting employees (according to the report of National Commission).

Figshare: a carrot for sharing - Helping researchers share their research more quickly. Helping researchers share their research more quickly. Figshare, a tool designed to enable researchers to release all of their research outputs quickly, and in an easily citable, sharable and discoverable manner, has just launched a significantly upgraded site today. Originally launched in March 2011, Figshare has since received support from Nature’s sister company, Digital Science. The tool provides an interesting way to quickly publish all file formats, including videos and datasets that are often demoted to the supplemental materials section in current publishing models. Files that aren’t ready for publication can be stored privately for free in the cloud. Figshare uses creative commons licensing (CC0 for the datasets; CC-BY for everything else) so others can re-use the data whilst allowing authors to maintain their ownership.

CommentPress ¶ 1 CommentPress is an open source theme and plugin for the WordPress blogging engine that allows readers to comment paragraph-by-paragraph, line-by-line or block-by-block in the margins of a text. New in CommentPress 3.8: select some text and comment specifically on that selection. Annotate, gloss, workshop, debate: with CommentPress you can do all of these things on a finer-grained level, turning a document into a conversation. It can be applied to a fixed document (paper/essay/book etc.) or to a running blog. Use it in combination with multisite, BuddyPress and BuddyPress Groupblog to create communities around your documents. ¶ 2 CommentPress Version 3.8.x (known as CommentPress Core) is now available for download at the WordPress Plugin Directory, and is compatible with the latest WordPress standalone and multisite versions.

IBM Many Eyes Democratizing visualization Advanced visualization from IBM can help you gain insight from the myriad of data that your company generates. You can understand much more about the underlying numbers in your data when you can see them. For your visualization to be effective, you need technology that simplifies the visualization creation process and guidance from visualization specialists who can show you the best format for presenting your data. IBM Many Eyes, a web community that connects visualization experts, practitioners, academics and enthusiasts, offers this technology and expertise, along with ways to share and learn from others. The appeal of the Many Eyes website is that it democratizes visualization.

Best Educational Search Engines For Academic Researchers Conducting academic research is a critical process. You cannot rely solely on the information you get on the web because some of the search results are non-relevant or not related to your topic. To ensure that you only gather genuine facts and credible data for your academic papers, check out only the most trusted and incredibly useful resources for your research. Here's a list of gratuitous and best academic search engines that can help you in your research journey.

SciGit Blog SciGit is an online platform that helps scientists collaborate on documents easily. SciGit’s goals are to help scientists track changes made to their documents, not require any alteration of workflow or environment for it to be used, and provide easy to use publishing tools with peer review. SciGit provides three services: New York Times APIs The Article Search API Search Times articles from 1851 to today, retrieving headlines, abstracts and links to associated multimedia. The Books API Retrieve New York Times book reviews and get data from all best-seller lists. The Campaign Finance API

Academic Word Lists The Academic Word List (AWL), developed by Averil Coxhead at Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand, contains 570 word families which frequently appear in academic texts, but which are not contained in the General Service List (GSL). Research has shown that the AWL covers 10% of words in academic texts; if you are familiar with words in the GSL (which covers around 80% of words in texts), you would have knowledge of approximately 90% of words in academic texts. The words in the AWL are not connected with any particular subject, meaning they are useful for all students.

Github for Writers - Made By Loren Short version: I'm building Penflip, a collaborative writing platform. It's similar to GitHub, but designed for writing instead of coding. Longer version: For the past three years, I've used GitHub for hosting code projects, discovering bleeding edge tech, and collaborating with an engineering team. And it has been simply wonderful. AWS Public Data Sets A data set containing Google Books n-gram corpora. This data set is freely available on Amazon S3 in a Hadoop friendly file format and is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License. The original dataset is available from Last Modified: Jan 12, 2015 21:46 PM GMT High resolution climate data to help assess the impacts of climate change primarily on agriculture. These open access datasets of climate projections will help researchers make climate change impact assessments.

AWL Headwords - School of Linguistics and Applied Language Studies This list contains the head words of the families in the Academic Word List. The numbers indicate the sublist of the Academic Word List. For example, abandon and its family members are in Sublist 8 of the Academic Word List. Sublist 1 contains the most common words in the AWL. Sublist 2 contains the next most common words, and so on. There are 60 families in each sublist, except for sublist 10 which has 30. Posts - Research Blogging A recently published report from the Cochrane Colloboration suggested that two drugs which are used in the treatment of human Influenza are not as effective as reported in clinical studies, so it is worth to pause a moment and recapitulate how these drugs work and take a closer look at the report before rushing to any judgment. ... Read more » Moscona, A. (2005) Neuraminidase Inhibitors for Influenza. New England Journal of Medicine, 353(13), 1363-1373.

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